The birth control pill is already available over the counter in many countries around the world. Now, reproductive rights advocates in the U.S. are campaigning to make the pill more accessible and affordable.
The arguments of Mark Rienzi, counsel for Trump v. Pennsylvania, are dishonest, damaging and delusional. Let’s unpack each of these lies.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trump v. Pennsylvania—one of the first in a slew of cases now being argued telephonically due to the COVID pandemic. The case involves the almost decade-long battle to bring to fruition the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) promise of equitable access to essential health care for all Americans.
In a case that pits religious freedom against access to contraceptives, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on whether the Trump administration can make it easier for employers with religious and moral objections to opt out of providing birth control coverage in their insurance plans.
In addition to toilet paper, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes, COVID-19 panic purchasing is causing a shortage of pads and tampons. Faced with a shortage of options, here’s an option: Stop your period.
Coronavirus emergency responses must include those most affected: the 70 million refugees forcibly displaced by conflict or crisis, most of whom are women and girls.
Let’s take a second to imagine what a world without birth control would look like.
Attacks on basic reproductive access in this country show a widespread disregard for women—and they have reckless consequences for society.
I am privileged to help my patients plan their pregnancies and their lives to whatever they can dream up. But I have found that simply promoting contraception does not address the complex role it has in our lives, and unfortunately that can be coercive.
Peer-to-peer marketing is nothing new, but Instagram has digitized, personalized and helped initiate conversations on a larger scale. It’s also become an increasingly popular place for new, convenient ways of accessing birth control to spread awareness.